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Supports for students and employees impacted by global conflict


Financial support

There are a number of financial aid and support options available to students in need of emergency financial support. If you have questions about the financial support the university can offer you, please connect directly with the Financial Aid and Awards Office. They can be reached by phone at 204-474-8197 or in-person, in room 422 UMSU University Centre. 

Alternatively, you may review all programs and supports on the Financial Aid and Awards website.


UMSU Hardship Fund

The UMSU Hardship Fund is a financial assistance program run through the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. This fund was established to aid UMSU members who have exhausted all other resources and options available to them. Students can use this funding for needs such as grocery and rent assistance, small medical costs, school supplies and textbooks, childcare and other day to day essential costs.

The Hardship Fund cannot be used to pay student tuition or purchase technology like laptops or cell phones.

All applications are kept strictly confidential. Once a student submits their fund application, the UMSU Vice-President Student Life will review the information provided and be in contact within 2-3 business days.

UMSU Hardship Fund


Campus resources

Find services, resources and information for UM students impacted by global conflict.

Student Counselling Centre

The Student Counselling Centre is offering a new service called Single Session Therapy which allows students to connect for a one-time counselling session quickly and efficiently. They will continue to offer intake appointments for ongoing counselling.

Services are confidential and free for UM students. Please call 204-474-8592 to set up an appointment, or visit the Student Counselling Centre website for more information on the services they provide, as well as links to additional crisis resources. You can also follow them on Instagram to find out about other workshops and services they offer.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care offers several services including spiritual care providers, chaplains and Elders who are ready to meet with any student who would like to connect one-on-one. Visit the Spiritual Care website to learn more about the resources they provide.

International Student Advisors

The International Student Advisors (ISA) at the International Centre (IC) are available for support. To be connected with an ISA, please contact the IC’s receptionist at or 204-474-8501.

Student Advocacy

If you encounter any issues with regard to your courses or upcoming course work, you can seek advice from Student Advocacy. They can be reached at 204-474-7423 or

Support for Incoming academics and scholars

In addition to joining Scholars at Risk, UM has provided for Ukrainian scholars: 

  • Twenty 1-year academic stipends for research and/or teaching at up to $50,000 each. The total support for 20 scholars equates to at least $1.0M, of which $500,000 has been provided by central administration.
  • All stipends have been committed.

Community support

University of Manitoba Emergency Bursaries fund

We are asking our UM community – our alumni and friends – to support the University of Manitoba Emergency Bursaries fund if they are able.

Support the Emergency Bursaries fund

Support for Staff and faculty

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